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Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
with healthcare. this uninsured louisiana man had a complicated quintuple bypass. this woman from bend, oregon, a bit of an eye lift. >> it was just beyond my expectations. >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm steve kroft. in this episode, we'll look at people who market medical procedures as business ventures, everything from anti-aging treatments to a protocol that claims to end addiction. we'll begin with doctors and pharmacists who are catering to the 78 million aging baby boomers who want to slow that aging process down or to even turn back the clock. the treatments usually include doses of the same performance-enhancing drugs that are now banned by most professional sports-- things like testosterone, dhea, and human growth hormone. as we first reported in 2006, all of this his highly controversial and possibly even illegal, but that's not stopping thousands of doctors from taking up the practice or patients from seeking them out. this is the temple of anti-aging medicine, the cenegenics medical institute of las vegas, nevada. >> let's take a look at it. >> it was founded in 1998 by its
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Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
of their business. and the easiest targets are smokers. really, obese people whose healthcare is among the costliest are protected by federal law. but thousands of companies and countless municipal governments and police departments refuse to hire smokers, and some require affidavits and even use lie detector tests to enforce the policy. bosses like howard weyers will not pay for what they see as other people's bad habits. >> the biggest frustration in the workplace is the cost of healthcare. medical plans weren't established to pay for unhealthy lifestyles. >> how much does it cost you? how much of the smokers that you once employed here cost you? >> i never really measured them. >> so it may not have cost you a dime? >> well, it may not, but i don't know what's gonna happen five years from now with that person who's smoking. that's what i don't want to wait for. >> this former college football coach works out five times a week and wants his employees to share his values. at weyco, howard rules. >> i've set the policy. i'm not gonna bend from the policy. >> but it strikes me as a kind of intolerant
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Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
interest rate decisions from the boe and the ecb. plap plap v . >>> is it safe to register at healthcare.gov. why the administration has been hush hush on what still needs to be done. intelligence committee chairman mike rogers joins us to explain. >>> breaking news from europe. decision on interest rates could move the markets. we'll bring you that decision and the market reaction. >> and 'tis the season. former toys r us ceo turned retail consultant gives the latest assessment of the holiday shopping season and the state of the consumer. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernan, andrew's off this week. leaving interest rates unchanged. that is as we had been expecting. again, the bank of england leaving rates unchanged. right now, why don't we take a look at where the futures stand. this morning after four days of declines, you've seen that the futures have barely budged. obviously the market's going to be looking to see what happens with not only the jobless claims but also the big jobs
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Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
with the reliability of fedex. but it doesn't usually work that way with health care. with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and cost estimates, so we can make better health decisions. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> welcome back. here is a rapid fire recap in tonight's executive edge. >> we compete in a global economy. so we put our company and our country we will have fewer jobs. we're outrunning the bear. the bear is the federal government. the federal government is more taxes and more regulation. we will have the other states. >> we will sell 16 million automobiles. we have 950,000 housing starts. >> next year is going to be the year that it is not that eeoc siting and it's time to be more of an opera player. find the stocks that have a great story, something behind them and allocate your money there. the beta is challenging there. it's hard to move up a lot. they are highly complimentary. we are keeping all the airplanes and all the people. supply should be on change. >> guy? >> talked about this last week. you overlay a honey well
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Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm EST
on healthcare.gov this morning, you will find yourself waiting in a queue. they do now, as part of their technical fix, have a queueing system that will hold your place in line and get back to you. nonetheless, the site overwhelmed as we entered the peak pertain for people who want to enroll before january 1st. at this clinic in philadelphia, the queue clinic, hakeem has been helping people sign up. he says it is night and day on the site. over the last few days, he says, it's been very smooth and he's been able to help people sign up online start to finish and for a time has felt like he's making progress. >> it tax like two minutes to get the results. this is what ear eligible for, would you like to enroll, and choosing a pair, some plans and premiums. it works very well now. so it's exciting that people can come in and in like, half an hour, find insurance. it's rewarting. >> a sort familiar with the situation says in fact over the last month about 100,000 people have been able to select plans on the troubled healthcare.gov, as they've made improvements. add that to the 231,0
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Dec 3, 2013 9:00am EST
. it was progressively getting worse, and at that point i knew i had to do something. when i went back to my healthcare professional... that's when she suggested the lyrica. once i started taking the lyrica, the pain started subsiding. [ male announcer ] it's known that diabetes damages nerves. lyrica is fda approved to treat diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is not for everyone. it may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new, or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, changes in eyesight including blurry vision, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling, or skin sores from diabetes. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain and swelling of hands, legs and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery until you know how lyrica affects you. those who have had a drug or alcohol problem may be more likely to misuse lyrica. ask your doctor about lyrica today. it's specific treatment for diabetic nerve pain. to hear mor
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Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
healthcare.gov. that's a much better number than in october. but it's way worse than what a dozen or so state exchanges have signed up. today administration sources said by 5:30 p.m. eastern time, the site had 750,000 visits. it slowed down at times. some people got "please wait" messages, so-called queuing going on but no crashes or freezes. but there's the back-end problem. like amazon.com. to work, it has to kick out a command for a lightbulb to be sent to you. that's the back end. healthcare.gov has a back end that sends an 834 file to insurance companies. no one will reveal how many or what percentage. but too many of those 834 files are bad. hard to decipher? impossible to use, some of them. so people who think they have coverage on january 1st in fact might not. >> if health plans don't receive complete and accurate enrollment files, then consumers may not be enrolled and therefore their coverage wouldn't begin on january 1st. >> reporter: sources say a big problem has been found, a bug related to social security numbers and that it's being fixed. the white house warns people who think
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me, and my guys, make better decisions. i don't like guesses with my business, and definitely not with our health. innovations that work for you. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> welcome back. the top story this half hour, as more and more people sign up for obama care, sticker shock is really beginning to hit home. this is one of the top stories in "the wall street journal" right now, high deductibles fuel new worries of health-law sticker shock. also very big story in "the new york times" today. now, "the wall street journal" article goes on to say the average deductible for an individual on the bronze plan, $5,081 for the person. for couples and families, deductibles are more than $10,000. even "the new york times" has focused on this very thing. look at the headline, on health exchanges, premiums may be low, but other costs can be high. my question is, what do low premiums matter if you never meet the sky-high deductib
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
that way with health care. with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and cost estimates, so we can make better health decisions. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. in a world that's changing faster than ever, we believe outshining the competition tomorrow requires challenging your business inside and out today. at cognizant, we help forward-looking companies run better and run different - to give your customers every reason to keep looking for you. so if you're ready to see opportunities and see them through, we say: let's get to work. because the future belongs to those who challenge the present. yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with new fedex one rate, i could fill a box and ship it for one flat rate. so i knit until it was full. you'd be crazy not to. is that nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. so i can reach ally bank 24/7, but there ar24/7.branches? i'm sorry, i'm just really reluctant to try new things. really? what's wrong with
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Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
-imposed goal for healthcare.gov. an obama adviser says the five-week emergency, quote, tech surge has doubled the capacity of the online portal. the site can handle 50,000 simultaneous users. but experts say major challenges remain. we'll talk to former hhs secretary michael leavitt in the next half hour. >>> amazon testing delivering packages using drones. could deliver packages that weigh up to 5 pounds, that represents 86% of packages amazon delivers. ceo jeff besos making the announcement on "60 minutes" last night. >> that's the earliest we could get the rules from the faa. my guess is that's probably a little optimistic. but could it be four, five years. >> amazon, the fellow online retailers had a lot on the line today, it's cyber monday, jon fortt joins us onset. your opinion on the drone story? >> well, i think it's possible to do. i worry that pranksters with -- >> my son showed me this. there's a guy that put a submachine gun on the helicopters and used it to destroy a car. the kids get these cool videos that are out there and he found this one. >> we hope he doesn't get angry one
CNBC
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am EST
,000 people were able to select plans on healthcare.gov. taking a look at the graphic, we have had the states which have confirmed to us their enrollment numbers about 230,000. so all told to date we have an estimated 330,000 people who have been able to select plans and or fully enroll in insurance. of course, simon, the big issue is whether or not all that paperwork, all of that technical back end situation is working well and that's what we'll be talking about coming up. back to you. >> thank you very much. >>> big news on the ipo front this morning. hilton worldwide is planning to return to the new york stock exchange next week under the ticker symbol hlt saying it will price 112 million shares and the beginning between 18 and $21 a share and raise about $2.37 billion valuing the company just over 20 billion and looks fairly conservative and may see that's raised. the company says that it will price after the close of trading on thursday, december 12th and start trading here presumably friday the 13th. the road show starts tomorrow. over to you. >> thanks so much. >>> we're joined by two
CNBC
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
it will be checking our vital signs day and night. >> the healthcare industry is going to be revolutionized because you will have sensors at various points of your body measuring different things, and a computer somewhere, or maybe a doctor, will be examining you all the time. >> and the whole concept demonstration is built for the diabetic audience. >> it's not that far-fetched. health monitoring was a major theme at that recent wireless convention in las vegas. >> the concept of the annual physical examination, it's almost worthless, because looking at your body at a point in time doesn't really tell doctors very much at all. but if you could measure these things all the time, you can predict heart failures, you can predict diabetes, and you can prevent all these things. >> from his hideaway overlooking the pacific in southern california, cooper contemplates a society where such familiar touchstones like money and credit cards, simple human contacts, are things of the past, replaced by wireless devices that will rule our lives. >> isn't there almost a kind of brave new world sense behind all of t
CNBC
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
healthcare.gov was? well, they didn't fix the back end. it's so screwed up that the federal government, the obama administration, can't pay the insurance companies their share of the subsidy premium. people get subsidies to help buy insurance and the federal government provides those. the administration hasn't built that part of the administration yet. here we are, it's almost january 1. the back -- almost none of the back part of the system works. they still can't transfer the enrollment records, the 834s accurately. as of monday they're making -- >> how can we go often? >> that's the key point, larry. >> they've opened up the front end and the back end. >> they never built this. >> scott, okay. i just don't understand how anybody -- how do you operate this kind of system? it's like a bowl of jello, for heavens sakes. nobody knows what it ought to be. nobody knows how much it's going to move around, but money is exchanging hands from the government through the insurance companies and now i guess it's going to get to the individuals. there's too much money washing going on here for my
CNBC
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
contractor behind the glitch plate healthcare.gov website is up about 50% so far this year to date. back over to you. >> thanks, dom. >>> our next guest one of silicon valleys top venture capitalists scott, general partner at nea, the largest firm with $13 billion in committed capital and investors in 450 companies that have been sold or taken public, they include eight ipos this year, those so-called rare and coveted unicorn startups, each with billion dollar exits, scott joins us on "power lunch." welcome. a pleasure to have you here. >> thank you very much. great to be with you. >> you have invested in a number of companies that have been extremely successful. but we've seen a run up in the market right now and a lot of it is fueled by some of the tech companies. when you look at the landscape in silicon valley does it feel a little frothy to you, like 1999 all over again or no? >> sue, there are markets of froth here and there -- pockets of froth here and there in the private markets we invest in. some of the valuations that our companies have achieved in the public markets can be deemed
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Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm EST
, a big move today. the main contractor behind the glitch-plagued healthcare.gov website moving lower on news that short-seller james chanos it as han a big stake in this stock. intuitive surgical after recall for their davinc irobot. mcgraw hill with a buyback plan. deer offering buyback by $8 billion. las vegas sands, s&p 500 raised from triple b minus to double b plus raising it from junk bond to asset status. >>> bill gross may be the last you'd expect to praise investment fund index of fund pioneer jack bogle, founder of vanguard but his latest outlook does just that. bill gross joins us now. >> hi, kelly. nice to see you. >> nice to see you, too. if you read through the investment letter you just wrote, it's interesting. you talk about how you're worried financial conditions are generally bubbly, not sustainable, not going to end well. does this have something to to do with this move or admiration, almost, for passive index fund strategies? what's going on here? >> not really. you know, jack bogle's logic speaks to the market not being able to outperform itself. we know common s
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm EST
around. but it doesn't usually work that way with health care. with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and cost estimates so we can make better health decisions. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> welcome back. lots of action on cnbc.com to kick things off this week. what stories are the must reads? managing editor allen joins us. >> you know what's hot on the site right now? jay z. we have this great feature right now. talking about, you know, how all the mega sports agents kind of dissing a little bit when he took over for robinson cano. but he had the last laugh. he got that deal with the mariners. we took a look at it the money terms. jay z is announcing his presence in that field with authority. our readers are eating it up at the rate of over 100 a minute. the next up and this one -- you know how everybody accuses, oh, you put up the doom sxm gloom headlines. that's how you get readers. we have a good news story that's a solid number two on the website right now. and it's household net worth is at an all-time hig
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
. as of monday evening, the revamped healthcare.gov website has handled around 750,000 visitors, close to the site's daily capacity and processed 18,000 enrollments, nearly double the previous record. "the washington post" reports around a third of the people who signed up contained errors generated by the computer system. >>> and the house and senate negotiates are reportedly trying to finalize a small scale deal to replace requested cuts in the next two years. politico says under plans being discussed the discretionary spending would be set in the $1 trillion range for fiscal 2014, up slightly from the 967 billion in the budget control act, but less than the senate democrats want. talks could still collapse. house speaker john boehner is expected to pass a bill next week to fund the government if no budget deal is reached. >>> bp wins appeals over the 2010 gulf oil spill. the appeals panel says a lower court erred by approving that formula. >>> pointing and clicking, meanwhile, appear to be the preferred way to shop this holiday season. our very own hampton pearson has the numbers fr
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm EST
it right. they had a million go through yesterday healthcare.gov, that's a positive. i think those that need to pick better insurance, that's better for all of us. we need the right insurance and right care. i think what we're all missing here is when you're trying to move 20% of the economy, it is going to take time. they are going to be bumps in the road. i think in my opinion, the bigger picture is what's more important. that's getting 30 million uninsured. >> just to pivot and speak more broadly about the relationship between wall street and the president as it stands now, we've seen this go from a high point, more or less with his initial election in 2008 to a low point, whether it was the language he used or some of the relationships that went on to change when they saw policies that were in place. what is it like today. where do things stand with if it's even possible to describe it, wall street generally. >> i would tell you that the alignment between the white house and the business community is probably the most aligned. away from the rhetoric p
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
interesting to georgetown university. no money, no savings, no healthcare, nothing. i ended up at a place here in new jersey called thomas edison state college, the second biggest in new jersey, it's a correspondence degree. i got my whole degree when i was 30 for $10,000. my whole college degree in $10,000 in today's dollars. i'm not suggesting that georgetown university needs to serve -- let's call me a loser -- you don't have to serve me. but what can georgetown and syracuse and a lot of other great private universities do to serve more people who are underserved? >> sure. sure. >> two points and i want to come back to your experience, but in answer to your direct question. what we've done is built pipelines with schools that are providing opportunity in the fourth quartile. in the lowest socioeconomic status. the new exciting set of schools, 25 across the nation, first one established in chicago in 1996. we have 51 students at georgetown right now. we do a summer institute for rising seniors. we're doing the same with kipp schools, we have theater programs within the state itself. it's ver
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